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Municipality of Havana
"El Obelisco", Carlos J. Finlay Memorial
Location of Marianao in Havana
Location of Marianao in Havana
Country  Cuba
Province Ciudad de La Habana
Wards (Consejos Populares) CAI-Los Ángeles, Libertad, Pocito-Palmas, Pogoloti-Belén-Finlay, Santa Felicia, Zamora-Cocosolo
 • Total 22 km2 (8 sq mi)
Population (2004)[2]
 • Total 137,999
 • Density 6,272/km2 (16,240/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-7

Marianao is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs (municipios in Spanish) in the city of Havana, Cuba. It lies 6 miles southwest of the original city of Havana, with which it is connected by the Marianao railway. In 1989 the municipality had a population of 133,016. Marianao is on a range of hills about 1500 ft. above sea level, is noted for its salubrious climate. The city dates from about 1830.


  • Overview 1
  • Personalities 2
  • Twin towns 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


As Havana expanded during the 1930s and 1940s, Marianao became a suburb of the city.

A famous landmark is the monument built to honor Carlos Juan Finlay. Mr. Finlay was a doctor who helped eradicate yellow fever in Cuba in the 19th century. What is interesting about this building is the fact that it is shaped like a syringe. The monument is at the junction of calles 100 y 31, close to several major hospitals.

Marianao is home to the famous Tropicana Club and was home to the Oriental Park Racetrack. One of the most notable foods they make in Marianao is "Pollo A La Barbacoa".


Twin towns



  1. ^ Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  2. ^ (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Español). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  3. ^ Asuntos Internacionales y Ciudades Hermanas

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Details of municipality (Spanish)
  • El Obelisco de Marianao
  • Description of Marianao before the 1959 Revolution
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